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New OD Practitioners SIG - "Ethical Dilemmas for OD Practitioners"

  • 08 Jan 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Bethesda, MD


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New OD Practitioners SIG
Topic: Ethical Dilemmas for OD Practitioners

Facilitators: Stephen Dix and Mark Sachs
As OD practitioners, we may find ourselves in work situations that present ethical dilemmas between meeting client leader(s) demands and addressing their organizational needs.  How many of us find that their assessment data highlights different and/or controversial organizational challenges that leaders were not expecting and/or do not want to address .  How can OD practitioners remain true to the profession and ourselves?  In this session we’ll discuss ethical OD dilemmas, what to do about them, and how to provide the best service to our clients and remain true to our profession and ourselves and also earn a living. 
Stephan Dix:
Stephan is a management consultant with 20 years of experience providing management services to government, non-profit, and private sector organizations.  He specializes in organizational development, change management, and leadership succession management.  He is also an expert in training-the-trainer in interactive multicultural adult learning methods and strategies.
He has worked for CARE, CRS, USAID, WFP, Church World Service, Seventh Day Adventists and other NGOs in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Africa, the South Pacific, and Asia.  Stephan has applied leadership and management skills in establishing and implementing programs involving staff of up to 88 and budgets ranging from $1.2 to $13.5 billion.  
He holds an M.Sc degree in Development Management from The American University, a Life and Career Coaching Certificate from the Coaches Training Institute, and a Certificate in Organizational Development, Change Management, and Adult Training from Georgetown University.  He speaks fluent Arabic, French, and Haitian Creole.
Mark Sachs:
Mark has been an external OD consultant and executive coach for more than 15 years.  He has a deep commitment to bringing out the best in people and helping to improve the leadership and overall management of his client organizations.
In his consulting and coaching practices,  Mark’s clients have included IRS, NASA, NIH, NOAA, FDA, FDIC, Agency for International Development, Millennium Challenge Corporation, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, The Washington Post, VeriSign, Federal Realty Investment Trust, National Governors Association, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Holy Cross Hospital, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
He earned his M.S. degree in Organization Development from the American University/NTL Institute, and M.A. and B.A. degrees in Sociology from Rutgers University.  Mark is a graduate of Coach University and is certified by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach. 
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Service Center
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Additional Notes: A $5.00 per person contribution is requested to help pay for rental of the room.
SIG Leader:
Mark Sachs | ma.sachs@verizon.net
Cancellation policy:  If you need to cancel, please contact Mark in advance.

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